#241: Multi-Quote fest!
To be quite honest, I've discovered that almost all degrees are this way. Its getting to the point where everyone has a bachelors and not everyone needs too. When you meet people (I swear I'm not stuck up, but its gonna sound that way) that you know you are smarter than (and I am not a genius) and they have bachelor's and master's -- you realize that someone somewhere will give anyone a degree. I've even met people from reputable state institutions that I wonder how the HECK they made it through. Like I said, its not mean, I just really have to wonder.As for the Ph.D., I'm afraid I'm pretty negative about the process. I think one can get a great skill set and job opportunities at the Master's level in 1-3 years, depending on your program. Keep in mind that the Ph.D. can take 5-8 years (or more!). In addition, I tell people who are thinking about Ph.D. programs to find a program with structure (year 1, year 2, year 3, dissertation) and funding to support you/your family/your lifestyle. I wish someone had pointed these things out to me before I started, and I also wish someone had made me think about the choices/compromises/sacrifices I would have to make to finish this undertaking. Let me end with this: the Ph.D. is a degree of perseverance, not of smarts or talent.
End rant. I'd be happy to give more of my opinion if anyone's interested. *goes back to work*
My point is, because of exactly what you said, I know I will probably end up stopping at a masters. I also have a plan (and probably a place of employment) if I end up stopping at a bachelors as well. My current plan is to get my master's in school psych (high in demand right now) and work for the DoDDS (department of defense something blah can't remember now) overseas. Man, those people bank and get to live in europe. I'll be a shoe in for hiring because we'll be ex-military and have already lived overseas.
Doesn't keep me from secretly wanting a PhD and flaunting it in all of the people's faces who had a masters and were STUPID ahhhhhh!
that's freaking fascinating. I knew, I Knew I saw military patches on the corkboard behind you. I've almost asked you about them several times, but I figured eventually someone else would ask, or a story would come out. haha, I was semi-right.I am going to try it TOMORROW. I promise.
My Masters is in Diplomacy and Military Studies and my thesis is on the relationship between the US and Cuba from the Spanish American War up to the rise of Castro.
For me, a leave in definitely helps to combat frizz, but I've heard the CCCC is super moisturizing. Can't hurt to experiment though. And yes, here on the wavy board, we loves our photos!I have been following CG for a week and a half and this is the first day that I'm actually happy! I think I finally figured out how to make my waves clumpy rather than stringy. I have previously been raking product through and today I scrunched. I'm thinking that was the winning action.
Too bad when one thing works another doesn't - my hair is very frizzy. I'll post a photo when I'm home from work. I think I'm going to try the same thing tomorrow, but add a leave in to help combat frizz. Do you think that would help?
Co-wash: Suave Coconut
Rinse Out: AO GPB
Scrunch in: CCCC then Artec Texturline Gel
Fascinating, Gekko! I bet a degree like yours is in high demand.
Will wait to see your hair results tomorrow!
And Goober, anthro is a lot like psych, as you probably already know! Good luck with your current program, and I hope you find the grad program that works for you!
Thanks for the well wishes goldie Yes! I know, if I had unlimited funds and time, I'd study evolutionary psychology -- which is anthropology's cousin (if not sibling) in my opinion.
Also -- for a laugh to anyone who got this far, the other day, I was pm'ing Alex and we started talking about degrees and in my PM I almost typed pHd. Oooh I crack myself up. Hair info on the brain!
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